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Man dies after being stabbed in Missoula; suspect at large

The name of the victim has not yet been released.
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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 19:00:04-05

MISSOULA — A young man is dead after being stabbed late Wednesday in Missoula.

Missoula Police Department spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh says officers responded to reports that a man had been stabbed in the 22000 block of South Avenue West at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Welsh says officers found an 18-year-old man with numerous stab wounds.

The officers began life-saving measures before the victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release.

The name of the victim, said to be a resident of Ravalli County, has not yet been released.

The suspect has not yet been apprehended; Sgt. Welsh says they are following several leads in the case, and says there were witnesses to the stabbing.

Anyone with information that could aid the investigation is asked to call the Missoula Police Department at 406-396- 3217.